Lindisfarne and the Alnwick Garden - 3 days

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Lindisfarne and the Alnwick Garden - 3 days


3-days Coach Holidays
DepartingMay - September 2018
From£209*

* Price shown: 19 May 2018

Lindisfarne and the Alnwick Garden

A floral wonderland

The Alnwick Garden is one of Britain's most exciting contemporary gardens. See how it has been transformed from a derelict site into a world-class attraction - through the Duchess of Northumberland's bold vision - on this great-value break, which also includes visits to historic Durham and the fabled island of Lindisfarne.

What The Price Includes
  • Entry to the Alnwick Garden
  • Visits to Durham, Bamburgh and Lindisfarne
  • Two nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation at the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington (or similar)
  • Coach travel throughout
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement

Alnwick Garden Coach Trip Itinerary

Day One :

Included visit to Durham

Leaving your coach pick-up point in the early morning, we head to the ancient city of Durham. Visit the iconic cathedral and castle to marvel at one of the greatest surviving examples of Normanesque architecture, or browse the stylish boutiques and quirky craft shops, before we continue to our hotel for dinner.


Day Two :

Included Lindisfarne excursion

Today we visit the delightful tidal island of Lindisfarne, also known as 'Holy Island' due to its ancient religious heritage. Explore this designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, visit the ancient Priory ruin, the tiny but delightful Gertrude Jekyll garden and the picturesque 16th-century castle, and find out about island life at the Lindisfarne Centre (all entry fees payable locally).

We'll also stop at the coastal village of Bamburgh, dominated by a great sandstone castle overlooking the Farne Islands, before returning to our hotel in time for dinner.

Day Three :

Included Alnwick Garden visit

Discover the magnificent Alnwick Garden today. Just a few minutes' walk from the medieval castle - the second largest inhabited fortress in England - the garden is a real jewel. From the pergola-covered paths of the rose garden to the Serpent Garden's eight water sculptures, and from one of the world's largest tree houses to the famous Grand Cascade with its tumbling waterfalls, there is something for everyone to enjoy.

During your time here you'll also have the chance to explore Alnwick Castle itself. This magnificent medieval border fortress was extensively restored in the 19th Century, was the location used as Brancaster Castle in Downton Abbey's 2014 Christmas special, and now features a Downton Abbey exhibition of photography, costumes, and props. Newmarket guests are entitled to a specially negotiated entry rate, payable to your Tour Manager on site.

In the mid afternoon we'll begin our journey home, arriving back at your pick-up point by early-to-mid evening.

Hotel information

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Triple rooms

The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.


Holiday Inn, Washington (or similar) ★★★
North West Area Hotel
You will be staying in the three-star Holiday Inn, Washington. All rooms in this modern hotel have private facilities, colour TV, telephones and tea-and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel has good bar and restaurant facilities.
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